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J.R.R. reads The Hobbit

In 1952, J.R.R. Tolkien stopped by to visit a friend and to pick-up a manuscript. While he was there, the friend persuaded the author to record a bit of his novel The Hobbit. The 30-minute recording session wasn’t filmed, but … Continue reading

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A trip to Middle Earth

Serious JRR Tolkien fans should begin planning a visit to Oxford next summer for the groundbreaking exhibition┬áTolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth.┬áThe show, which will be created by the Bodleian Library, will explore the world of Tolkien’s literary imagination through the largest … Continue reading

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Happy Families Are All Alike

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Silmarillion with an accent

I was searching for an illustrated copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion for a client when I stumbled across this Russian language version with exceptional black and white drawings by artist Denis Gordeev. I don’t know anything about him, but he … Continue reading

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Welcome to Middle Earth

Air New Zealand has once again partnered with filmmaker Peter Jackson to create an epic Hobbit-themed air safety video. Starring Elijah Wood and Jackson himself, the film showcases stunning views of the New Zealand countryside along with amusing cameos by … Continue reading

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Vanity Is Useless

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The Hobbit: Behind the Scenes

Restless Tolkien fans are anxiously awaiting the completion of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit, but until Christmas 2012 they’ll have to be content with sneak peaks at the production. This week, Jackson released a series of great group photos from the film … Continue reading

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